Gyalmu’s House can now be viewed on-line, for free, with subtitles in multiple languages.
The English language version is here: https://www.99.media/en/gyalmus-house
99Media are an amazing organisation who offer a number of selected, short docs in multiple language versions. Given the universal nature of Gyalmu’s story, and is cross language production, we are delighted to have been selected for inclusion in their list.
We’re delighted to announce that Gyalmu’s House was awarded Best Documentary in the Nepal Panorama section of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival.
Gyalmu’s House has been selected for the Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea’s only dedicated mountain fest. Very happy, and hoping to go.
I’ve just been sent a digest of some of the feedback about Gyalmu’s House from the Banff Film Festival tour, it is truly rewarding when you realise that your film spoke to people, and more importantly that the situation of those in Langtang was effectively put on screen.
– It’s important to not forget what happened during the earthquake. It did more than just cause an avalanche on Everest. These are the local people that stories need to be told. Good choice for a cultural film.
– Liked learning what’s going on now in Nepal after the devastating earthquake.
– A touching and honest account of a tragedy. I particularly liked that it was completely told from a Nepali perspective with a Nepali sensitivity, no western sensationalism, no commentary.
– This inside perspective of the disaster is as poignant as it gets. Main character is a gem.
– I particularly appreciated that one of the filmmakers is female, Nepali and that the story focused almost exclusively on women. I felt we heard voices we rarely (if ever) hear on film and were privileged to see inside families and a community. I think it’s beautiful.
– I like how they still keep some humor in the film (her new kitchen is too small…), despite a tragic and heartbreaking event, where she lost 16 family members, including her daughter.
Today, April 25th, is the 2 year anniversary of the Nepal earthquake. Aeon magazine, the on-line journal of ideas, science and culture has posted a special exclusive cut of Gyalmu’s House to mark the event. This cut is shorter than the version currently on Steep Edge and playing at festivals, and was prepared especially for Aeon’s format.
Gyalmu’s House was playing before the remarkable full length doc, Holy (un)Holy River at Boulder, a beautiful but terrible portrait of the Ganges and its suffering at the hands of those who worship it, it won best adventure film at Banff. It therefore made an extremely apposite partner piece to Gyalmu’s House.
We’re delighted to say that in its review of the event, Denver’s 303 magazine listed the double bill as one of the top screenings of the festival.
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Gyalmu’s House is now available to purchase or rent.
It may be bought or rented as a one off item on Steep Edge, the UK’s premier dedicated adventure film platform, or as part of the Slipstream subscription package at ReelHouse.